FIRST RECONCILIATION

THE SACRAMENT OF

Reconciliation, also known as confession is a powerful sacrament of healing, and allows God to pour out His mercy and love on the people of The Church. This sacrament 

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WHAT IS FIRST RECONCILIATION?

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is sometimes referred to as Penance or Confession.  It is through this sacrament that we bring children and their families to a fuller understanding of the love, compassion and forgiveness offered by God within a Christian community. 

Children celebrate this sacrament for the first time in Year 3, and the Catholic church recommends people to come back to the sacrament every couple of months after that. Your child must be baptised to receive this sacrament.

FIRST RECONCILIATION OFFERING

Like all the Catholic sacraments, the sacrament of reconciliation is a free gift from God. However, when the sacrament is being celebrated for the first time, there can be many hours of administration and preparation that is conducted by the local church. for this, St Gregory's asks for a small offering to cover these costs.

PREPARATION

Reconciliation is prepared for through the school of religion (run by the church) and through classes at primary school (if attending St Gregory's Primary). These classes aim to inform children about the purpose of reconciliation and prepare them for the practicalities of the sacrament.     Children who attend state schools are required to attend the compulsory instruction classes, details of the classes are on the schedule of events. 

The Sacrament of First Reconciliation for Year 3 children  will be celebrated in March 2021 in  St Raphael's church for the children attending the state schools in Queanbeyan.   Children attending St Gregory's primary school will celebrate the sacrament during school hours.  If your child is in YEAR 2 this year (2020), you will need to register them.  

Registration for this sacrament will commence on 1  December 2020 and conclude on 19 February.  NO LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.    

To download the registration form and schedule of events, please click on the boxes below.     

Please call the Sacramental Officer at the parish office for further information.   Thank you.  

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TURNING BACK TO THE FATHER

In the Bible, we read the story of The Prodigal Son.

At the end of the story the son decides to come back to the father after wasting his money and living a sinful life. The son believes he is no longer worthy to be called his father's son, but when the son comes back to the father he is welcomed with open arms.

The father explains that the son was lost, but now he is found.

Sin is a part of life, but reconciliation reminds us of the Father's love and mercy, and shows us we will always be welcomed back with open arms.

ABOUT US

Saint Gregory's Queanbeyan is a Catholic Parish within the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn. 

We seek to welcome all people into full participation within the life of the church, to develop our faith through the sacraments and to reach out into the community with the aim of uniting all in Jesus Christ

CONTACT

PHONE: (02) 6299 4611

ADDRESS: 47 Lowe St
Queanbeyan NSW 2620

EMAIL: queanbeyan@cg.org.au

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